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Sekai no Yami Zukan


Alternative Titles

English: The World YAMIZUKAN
Japanese: 世界の闇図鑑

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2017 to Jun 26, 2017
Premiered: Spring 2017
Broadcast: Mondays at 03:35 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: ILCA
Source: Original
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 4.591 (scored by 3,463 users)
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Ranked: #86132
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Popularity: #2833
Members: 14,605
Favorites: 17
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Synopsis

Tucked away in the darkest depths of this world, tales of the bizarre and the supernatural quietly unfold. These inexplicable stories are chronicled throughout the pages of a certain strange encyclopedia, sheltered within a crumbling, decrepit building. Do you dare to open its cover and experience the horrors firsthand?

Each of the macabre tales held within the book's pages details some unusual, surreal experiences that often come to a gruesome end. A man searches for his adulterous wife, only to find himself at the mercy of otherworldly visitors; a boy befriends a snowman who harbors a sinister secret; crop circles suddenly form on a family farm, created by some unexpected visitors; hidden in plain sight, menacing mechanical beings continue on undetected. In all of these horrifying stories, nothing is as simple as it seems, revealing a terrifying darkness that perhaps might have been best left alone.

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Iguchi, Noboru
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More reviewsReviews

Jun 26, 2017
eliroi (All reviews)
If you're looking for a horror anime, Sekai no Yami Zukan is not the one you're looking for. It's more like a documentary than a thriller. Am I literally the only one who gets that?

According to Anime News Network (and MAL before they changed it) "The anime seeks to evoke the retro atmosphere of pulp horror stories that were popular in the 60s and 70s in magazines".

It is not made to make you feel scared. It's made to inform you about the horror stories from 40 years ago. Now I'm not exactly a fan of them, but from the little I know, it is a read more
Jun 27, 2017
Pipe (All reviews)
Open this review if you want to avoid being impacted by the quality of this show.

No matter if it is short or long if it is horror or comedy nothing will save your eyes after watching this.

The story ..... did this thing had a story?? The story tries to show some horror stories from the past and from around the world, but my impression, the author surfed the web and picked some horror stories from the world (not the best ones and not the most important and impacting ones), used some art and ... poof, you have a horror anime.

The story read more
Jul 20, 2017
Pastel_and_Gore (All reviews)
I actually enjoyed this anime. Though I would not call it the best anime ever, it was nice just for a quick little binge of 70's horror. So if you're looking for a good scare, this is not necessarily for you. However if you're looking for something creepypasta-ish, then you're in the right place.

There is no real connecting force with these stories, they are just kinda random, which I think is what puts a lot of people off this anime. So that's just a small warning I guess. The stories themselves are pretty predictable, but that's oldie horror for ya. Some are a bit too read more
Jul 15, 2017
AnaSilva (All reviews)
Story
Each episode tells a different story. For me in that aspect is interesting because I never knew what to expect. The stories were not complex or very long because the episodes are in average 3-4 minutes long but they are in no way confusing or predictable. Also, even though the episodes are really short, I never got the feeling that anything was rushed. It was fairly entertaining.

Art
The art is not the usual one so I guess plenty of people just drop out the show because of it.
However, since every episode was different I was always expecting to see something that surprised me.
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